ESA Annual Meetings Online Program

Graduate Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition, SysEB-1

Monday, November 14, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:45 AM
Room D1, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Organizer :
Jason R. Cryan
Torsten Dikow
Nate B. Hardy
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:03 AM
Phylogenetic relationships of the Neotropical family Polythoridae (Odonata)
Melissa Sanchez-Herrera, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
8:15 AM
A molecular phylogeny of the family Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera)
Joseph D. Mugleston, Brigham Young University; Hojun Song, University of Central Florida; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University
8:27 AM
A phylogenetic study of beta-glucosidases from higher termites
Nurmastini Bujang, University of Florida; Eric P. Benson, Clemson University; Eric P. Benson, Clemson University; Nigel Harrison, University of Florida; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
8:39 AM
Why thrips are thrilling: phylogenetic relationships among major groups and the evolution of the mitochondrial genome
Rebecca S. Buckman, Brigham Young University; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University
8:51 AM
A phylogeny of the treehopper subfamily Heteronotinae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae) reveals lineage-specific trends in extreme morphological plasticity
Olivia Evangelista, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo; Jason R. Cryan, New York State Museum; Albino M. Sakakibara, Universidade Federal do Paraná
9:15 AM
New perspectives on the classification of Neotropical spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae: Tomaspidinae) based on a combined molecular and morphological phylogenetic analysis
Andressa Paladini, Universidade Federal do Paraná; Gervásio Silva Carvalho, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul; Rodney R. Cavichioli, Universidade Federal do Paraná; Jason R. Cryan, New York State Museum
9:27 AM
Madagascar’s millipede assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae): taxonomy, phylogenetics, and sexual dimorphism
Michael Forthman, University of California; Eric P. Benson, Clemson University; Christiane Weirauch, University of California
9:39 AM
9:51 AM
A phylogeny of the Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae)
Scott McCluen, University of California, Davis
10:03 AM
Evolution of nesting behavior in Ageniellini spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)
Cecilia Waichert, Utah State University; James P. Pitts, Utah State University; Carol D. von Dohlen, Utah State University
10:15 AM
Phylogenetic studies of Dasymutilla and their relatives shed light on mimicry, biodiversity, and biogeography (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
Kevin A. Williams, Utah State University; Carol D. von Dohlen, Utah State University; James P. Pitts, Utah State University
10:27 AM
A phylogenetic analysis of North American Mordellini (Mordellidae: Mordellinae)
Brent C. Rahlwes, Sam Houston State University; Jerry L. Cook, Sam Houston State University; Sibyl R. Bucheli, Sam Houston State University
10:39 AM
Molecules versus morphology: do five genetic loci tell the same story about checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) as morphology?
John Moeller Leavengood, University of Kentucky; Michael J. Sharkey, University of Kentucky; Eric G. Chapman, University of Kentucky
11:15 AM
11:03 AM
A preliminary phylogeny of the lichen moth tribe Lithosiini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) with an assessment of the subtribal relationships using molecular data
Clare H. Scott, University of Florida; Elizabeth Phillippi, Valparaiso University; Pablo Chialvo, University of Georgia; Jennifer Zaspel, Milwaukee Public Museum; Susan J. Weller, University of Minnesota; Marc A. Branham, University of Florida
11:27 AM
Concluding Remarks